Taylor Lautner is “really into American Idol,” wants credit for Nikki Reed meeting Paul McDonald

Twilight star Nikki Reed and American Idol 10 finalist Paul McDonald married a few months ago, having met at the premiere of Red Riding Hood, a moment broadcast on the show. But the romantic narrative of meeting as part of one of the Fox show’s egregious and time-wasting product-placement segments is being challenged by Twilight star Taylor Lautner, who wants credit for their relationship because he’s a big fan of the singing competition.

Nikki told the New York Daily News that Taylor “seems to think he deserves a lot of credit” for connecting them because “Taylor is really into “American Idol” and encouraged her to watch the show last season, so she was familiar with the show and Paul when they met.

Last week, Paul and Nikki’s first song together, “Now That I Found You,” was released.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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